iPad iPadOS has mouse support and keyboard control for entire UI

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  1. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    I’m guessing they didn’t mention it on stage because they want the iPad to be thought of as a touch device. So it’s there for power users/as an accessibility feature. No trackpad support though, only mouse.
     
  2. benshive macrumors regular

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    I wonder if only wireless bluetooth mice will work or if a USB-C to USB-A adapter and a wired mouse will work too.
     
  3. richpjr macrumors 68040

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    I'll find out shortly as I am downloading it and will try.
     
  4. sracer macrumors G3

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    oh boy... that changes my 2019 tablet plans. :D

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  5. richpjr macrumors 68040

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    It would be interesting to see what percentage of iPad users enable it.
     
  6. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes! iPad has finally come useful, and it only took 9 years. Now I can actually use my company iPad for...work.
     
  7. soulreaver99 macrumors 68030

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    I would so connect this to a larger display and use this as a desktop to do actual... work too
     
  8. pookitoo macrumors regular

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    more details !! can I "plug" a Magic Mouse ? work on every app ? accurate ?
     
  9. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

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  12. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

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    I guess putting it in accessibility settings should’ve been a clue.
     
  13. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    According to Apple, It will be an accessibility feature. Thus, it will be limited in function.
     
  14. iF34R macrumors 65816

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    Oh man, the games that could support mouse controls would be awesome. I knew it was too good to be true.
     
  15. vbctv macrumors 6502

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    The Verge says Bluetooth is supported also, not just USB. They just updated their article to include this about Mouse support...
     
  16. unobtainium macrumors 68020

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    Need more info, hopefully someone can upload a video.
     
  17. pruppert macrumors 6502

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  18. vladimirc macrumors newbie

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    No text selection is a “no no”. That’s the main reason why mouse support is so needed. And no, I will not buy a macbook instead
     
  19. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking the same thing. It said no right click. You can still hold and double click to select text to show the copy popover. This is not a Mac
     
  20. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Has anybody got this working? Trying to pair my Magic Mouse 1 with my 10.5” Pro. It is recognised and I type in 0000 for the pin, and then seemingly a part of it is connected (I can press the left and right click buttons and customise their actions), but I just get a spinning loading indicator and it never fully pairs nor can be used to move the cursor.
     
  21. stiligFox macrumors 65816

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    Got this working with a really old Logitech mouse on my iPhone 6S! Didn’t get to try text selection. Basically the thing works just like a finger, so you’re limited to how a finger would select text. If you click and held over a word, it’ll probably select that word, and then you can drag and select from there as you would with your finger.

    You can scroll with the scroll wheel though! Right click (at least with default settings) Brian
     
  22. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    might improve over time. at least this is a first step in the right direction.
     
  23. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Got it to work in the end with my Magic Mouse but I move the mouse an inch and it flies across the whole screen... can’t seem to turn down cursor speed anywhere. Will be interesting to see how this feature develops, perhaps in iOS 14 it will be marketed beyond an accessibility feature.
     
  24. vbctv macrumors 6502

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    I have to wait til I get Lightning to USB adapter tomorrow from Amazon. Wanna try the Magic Mouse 2 but know way to connect to bluetooth, has to be plugged in first like on macOS.
     

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